Babies first year! *insert swooning* Arguably so, one could say that this is not just one session.... it is multiple. But for me it is not necessarily about the different sessions that pull me in to love everything about it... it is that sweet little baby and the opportunity to see them form from a mother's womb through the different developmental stages up to a cake smashing cutie.
Being an emotional-heart-on-your-sleeve & relationships-bring-me-purpose type of lady, I get very attached to the mommies & daddies and their little peanut. I adore watching them wiggle&waggle through a newborn session, their little eyes just taking in all of this new life around them. They sleep softly with lullabies in the background and moms and dads watching with adoration and love written all over their faces. The baby fever... oh that baby fever is strong.
When I see them again their tummy time skills are strong. I love watching their strength grow and those foreheads wrinkle as they try to look up - so interested in the world around them. Their smiles & coo's bring joy to everyone around, representing those milestones in every single photography.
At six months these little angels are working on mastering those sitting up skills and this is when they start to find me funny. This could be one of my favorite times. They laugh, they play, they take it all in and they just sit there, kings & queens of the castle and demanding our undivided adoration. They are excited and all about seeing the world.
Now the crawling has commenced and these busy bodies are all about touching (and tasting) everything they can get those cute puffy fingers on. It is non-stop-gotta-be-quick action with these little ones! Those little personalities are starting to shine through (and so are a couple teeth).
The one year - a special time. It is a memory of the moment parents never forget - the birth of their little one. The first of the first birthdays with many more to come. They are really moving now & sometimes even walking. The joy and twinkle in their eye as they are trying to work out how those arms & legs really work is such a sight to be seen. And I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of it. It is always a little extra fun when a theme is involved - cake smash, doughnut smash, milk bath. Something special to commemorate that sweet darling baby.
Elisabeth Ashliegh Gelhar